Tootal Alternatives: Five 1960s-style mod scarves

by Modculture 31 October, 2017

Fred Perry x Tootal scarves

Fred Perry x Tootal scarves

Yes, we know the Tootal Scarf is a classic and the new range is well worth checking out. But if you fancy a change, check out these other 1960s-style mod scarves.

They are in no particular order, but all are worthy of your attention. In fact, so are the Fred Perry x Tootal scarves (pictured above), but as they are still Tootals, they don’t make the list.

Hand crafted silk scarves by Peckham Rye

Hand crafted silk scarves by Peckham Rye

Hand crafted silk scarves by Peckham Rye

Let’s kick off with the premium end of the market, which is definitely Peckham Rye.

Made from the finest graded pure silk twill and finished with unique hand knotted Victorian styled ornamental silk fringes, this is a scarf to get you noticed. It’s also available in a vast array of finishes (paisley in particular) and supplied with a diagram of 12 of recommended ways to fasten in.

You are looking at around £67.50 for one of these, although you can find them for sale a little cheaper on eBay.

Find out more at the Peckham Rye website

Totally Mod scarves

Totally Mod scarves

Totally Mod scarves

If silk is a little lavish, you could always opt for something with a similar look from Totally Mod.

The maker / seller produces a vast array of scarves, from gingham to polka dot through to a bold paisley and some Liberty prints. The scarves are primarily made of cotton, but don’t look to have the tasseled edges just yet. But speaking to the people behind the label, they are going to introduce the edgings soon, so do look out for those in the coming weeks.

Great value regardless, selling from £10.

Find out more at the Totally Mod website

Pretty Soul handmade scarves

Pretty Soul handmade scarves

Pretty Soul handmade scarves

Operating in similar territory to Totally Mod is a brand we have featured on these pages before – Pretty Soul.

Again, you have a 1960-style ‘look’ and a variety of finishes, with each scarf made from 100 per cotton with tubular construction and Pretty Soul branding finishing them off.

£10.95 plus free postage for these.

Find out more at the Pretty Soul at eBay website

Nicholson and Walcot scarves

Nicholson and Walcot scarves

Nicholson and Walcot scarves

Made in London and with plenty of character. Nicholson and Walcot scarves are definitely worth checking out.

These are more for the ‘gent’ and is some cases, for the colder time of year, with many of the designs lined to keep you warm as well as stylish. But if you want something more mainstreams, you can get the silk fringed scarf with a diamond weave pattern for £50. If you want cheaper, some lovely designs with straight or slanted hems start from £30.

Find out more at the Nicholson and Walcot website

Jump The Gun classic 1960s scarves

Jump The Gun classic 1960s scarves

Jump The Gun classic 1960s scarves

The shop is a must-visit if you are in Brighton and because they stock items like the classic 1960s scarves you see here.

Very much in the Tootal style with the look, not least with the knotted edges and bold vintage-style cloths. Some (but not all) JTG scarves are limited editions (like the one above) but all are silk and sell from £35.

Find out more at the Jump The Gun website

Other honourable mentions:

A few other alternatives includes a polka dot scarf from AGC, Michelsons of London do a narrow, Tootal-style silk scarf for around £26, paisley silk scarves from Knightsbridge, but not cheap at £50+ plus vintage-style scarves from Sheffield-based Calle Modista for around £25.

Of course, you can always pick up an original vintage Tootal scarf on eBay as well.

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